Everyone recognizes Spoonbridge and Cherry, by Claes Oldenberg and Coosje van Bruggen: it's become one of the Twin Cities' visual trademarks. It sits across from the Walker Art Center in the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden, the sculpture park everyone in the Twin Cities knows if they know a sculpture park.
But that's not the only game in town: depending on how you define "notable," there are at least four notable sculpture parks in the Twin Cities area, and this is the do-or-die season to see them.
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
You have to go to a few sculpture parks to realize just how world-class this place is. On 11 beautifully manicured acres are arrayed dozens of works by the world's greatest contemporary sculptors: besides Oldenberg and van Bruggen, the artists represented include Richard Serra, Sol LeWitt, Alexander Calder, Mark di Suvero, Dan Graham, Jenny Holzer, Ellsworth Kelly, Frank Gehry, and a host of others. You can return to this bounty again and again, and reap new rewards every time. Quite probably, if you've read this far, you're already familiar with this park, so let's move on.MORE »